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discounts than we knoweth what to do with. now that's progressive. >>> how is the united states constitution like a banana peel? well, a certain group of people who are frequently unfunny keep slipping on it. that story is next. >>> this was the scene earlier today on the house floor. watch. >> we the people of the united states in order to form a more perfect union establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity to ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of america. >> now, he did not write that himself. yes, it was constitution day on the floor of the house of representatives. read the constitution day. remember two years ago when republicans took over the house, john boehner became speaker for the first time, they decided to make a big show out of reading the constitution page by page on the floor of the house as one of their first acts? well, they apparently enjoyed that so much a couple of years ago when they did it the first time that t
there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants here in the united states. >> yes, they broke the rules. they crossed the border illegally. >> some crossed the border illegally. they have broken the rules. >> and the overwhelming majority of these individuals aren't looking for any trouble. they're contributing members of the community. they're looking out for their families. >> the overwhelming majority of these folks are just trying to earn a living and provide for their families. >> businesses that are trying to do the right thing, that are hiring people legally, paying a decent wage, following the rules, they're the ones who suffer. they've got to compete against companies that are breaking the rules. >> this puts companies who follow the rules and americans who rightly demand the minimum wage or overtime or just a safe place to work, it puts those businesses at a disadvantage. >> first, i believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. that means continuing to strengthen security at our borders. >> first, we know the government has a threshold responsibility to secure our borders.
that they served in segregated units meant that they were just not considered for that medal, even though some of them deserved it. the army study found that there were seven african-american soldiers who were decorated for their service, but that decoration should have been the medal of honor. they only did not receive the nation's highest military honor because they were black and served in segregated units. president clinton asked congress to suspend the statute of limitations on the award, and in 1997, finally, more than 50 years late, he awarded seven medals of honor to black men for heroism in world war ii. the only one of them who was still alive to receive it was vernon baker. serving is not the same as serving equally. there has been distinguished service by african-american soldiers in every american war all the way back to the revolutionary war on which they fought on both sides. and of course the civil war, and of course world war i, and every war we have had. when hawaii senator daniel inouye died several weeks ago, we remembered his service in world war ii as part of a segregated
president of the united states tweeted out this picture. this picture. this is the final meeting that we know vice president biden took in washington. part of his big high profile effort to put together proposals for policy reform after the newtown elementary school massacre last month. there is a lot going on in this photo. the vice president is there obviously in shirt-sleeves on the right side of your screen. immediately to his right, wearing glasses there, that of course is secretary of homeland security janet napolitano. the white house just announced today that she will be staying on for a second term. now the department of homeland security is not old enough that there are traditions yet as to how long people stay on once they have the secretary job. but this be the first time that somebody has kept the gig for two terms, if secretary napolitano stays throughout the president's term in office. of course, to become homeland security secretary in the first place, janet napolitano had to step down from her old job, which was being governor of arizona. we just passed the two-year anni
. we'll be right back. >>> how is the united states constitution like a banana peel? well, a certain group of people who are frequently unfunny keep slipping on it. that story is next. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. did you know that as we age our need for protein increases, yet many of us don't meet our daily protein needs? that's why there's boost® high protein nutritional drink. each delicious serving provides fifteen grams of protein to help maintain muscle and help meet expert recommended daily protein needs. plus it provides twenty-six essential vitamins and minerals and is gluten-free. help get the nutrition you need with a complete and balanced nutritional drink. try boost® high protein. also available in powder. this has been medifacts for boost®. >>> this was the scene earlier today on t
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to the united nations a treaty that extends the right to bear arms as a human right for every person on the planet. by the end of my second term -- [ applause ] we will have the first permanent base on the moon an it will be american. >> that last inspired us to do the following for which i will be eternally grateful. greatings from the year 2019. obviously, i'm on the moon where newt gingrich is the president of the moon. how can anybody be president of the moon you ask from the past where you live. back when he was just candidate gingrich, president newt not only promised a permanent colony on the moon but the end of the second term but he delayed would be an american colony. he said once he figured out how to get a few thousand americans up here, the moon could then become the 51st state. don't you miss the news when newt gingrich was the front-runner for the republican nomination. that happened in our lifetimes america. he was running first. you think mitt romney will inspire anybody to wear a space costume on a news show. will mitt romney ever reveal his true self via ring tone.
, united states attorney for 4 1/2 years. the guys who are most eloquent and most compelling on this subject are the ones on the front lines, in the trenches, who see that they're outgunned very often. they told me in newtown that they could not probably have stopped that shooter even wearing the body armor that they did because of the assault weapon that he was firing. >> wow. senator murphy, one last question for you. in thinking about important allies, as senator blumenthal was just saying there, and how to move forward and who speaks crest whitestrips whiten as well as $500 professional treatments. guaranteed. crest 3d white whitestrips. you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®. powerful relief of nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. zyrtec-d®. at the pharmacy counter. with authority here, one of the >>> the police force in washington, d.c. is about 3,800 strong. on monday, though, they were closer to 6,000 of them. just for the day. now, the force was augmented on monday by more than 2,000 extra police officers who were flown in f
, rachel. >> all right. the united states senate, while we're talking about it, the united states senate set a record today. also, there is a huge development in one of the wars in our world. also, we have a very important chart that imitates life that may undue the agita you felt this morn. if you are against women against violence act, what does that mean you are for? we have a lot coming up this hour. please stay with us. [ lane ] are you growing old waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair has the fastest retinol formula. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. >>> map time! >>> map time! here is the part of the world where more than anywhere else you need to be looking at a map to understand what's going on there in the news on any given day. for reference, here is where our current war is. that's afghanistan. now, the eight and a half yearlong war that we just finished up, that was here. oh, what's that one big country right in between our two wars? that would be iran, and we know why the u.s. feels antsy about iran. this shows i
strikes, no li locality, even a large 21 like new york can deal with it on their own. we all unite, northerners, southerners, westerners, easterners, but americans and say we're going to help this beleaguered area out. for the first time that didn't happen last night. >> the 112th congress ends tomorrow at noon. the new one will be sworn in at 1:00. what john boehner is proposing the house do after what happened last night will take place in the next congress. does that mean that the senate has to start over, pass this whole thing that they passed again? >> well, in the senate we did it the way it's usually done. we did have a bipartisan majority. we allowed amendments. tom coburn had seven amendments to cut this or cut that. most were defeated. but we will have to start over. i don't think we'll have to start with the whole process. because of the way we handled it in the senate, i think we'll be able to handle it rather quickly. it's the house you got to be more worried about. >> why do you think this happened? i tried to make the distinction there between this being a fight over
with us. >>> richard mourdock wanted very badly to become a member of the united states senate. he beat out dick lugar to become the republican senate nominee in indiana. he got himself a democratic opponent that everybody seemed to think that he would beat handily. and then richard mourdock said this. >> life is that gift from god, and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> if you become pregnant from being raped, that is something god intended to happen. that was sort of the end of richard mourdock. we went on the lose a senate race that he really should have one. and now the new senator from indiana is a democrat, joe donnelly. richard mourdock's view that the government should force rape victims to give birth to their rapist child because god intervened to make sure that certain rapes resulted in the impregnating of the rape victim, that fantastic theology was in the end too much for the residents of indiana to accept. there was also todd akin from the great state of missouri who was chosen by republican
exploited sexually. what's your response to that? >> my response is that women who served in our united states armed forces are more likely, more likely to be sexually battered and abused by their brethren in their own service. you know, the fact of the matter is we have been brushing under the rug, you know, the incidences of rape between soldiers and marines and sailors for any number of years. they don't get investigated. and at the end of the day those women are sent home, their careers are often ended, and the men are simply moved from duty station to duty station and continue to serve. so this is a reality that we already face today. it's not something brand new. at the end of the day being in the armed forces really is a man's world, but we've been operating in it and we've been doing it well. >> all right. goldie taylor, thank you for joining us tonight. appreciate it so much. that's "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. the "rachel maddow show" starts right now. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, ed. thank you, my friend. >> thank you. >> and thanks to you at home for joining us t
. >> thank you, rachel. >> all right. the united states senate, while we're talking about it, the united states senate set a record today. also, there is a huge development in one of the wars in our world. also, we have a very important chart that imitates life that may undue the agita you felt this morn. if you are against women against violence act, what does that mean you are for? we have a lot coming up this hour. please stay with us. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. capella university understands nurses are dealing with a than wider range of issues. and there are ever-changing regulations. when you see these challenges, do you want to back away or take charge? with a degree in the field of healthcare or nursing from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to advance your career while making a difference in the lives of patients. let's get s
of the united states. look. happy inauguration, mr. president. things are kind of okay. in fact, today's low vix is the lowest vix since the spring of 2007. that's vix going down. vix is low. fear is low. also for the record, the dow jones hit a five-year high today. maze mazletov mr. president. eric cantore telling the world, quote, next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt ceiling increase. that was the announcement from the majority leader of the house republicans announcing they are giving up on what they had been saying for months was their plan, to not approve an increase in the debt ceiling to thereby push the country again into a self-imposed economic crisis and threat of defaulting on our national debt and all the panic we know that causes because they did it before in 2011. and eric cantore announced today they are not going to do that again even though they had been saying for months that they would. they gave up today on that threat. that's why the vix panic index stopped panicking today. that's the nice kickoff for what should be a nice weekend for the president. >>>
.c. and baghdad is eight hours. so when president obama started speaking in the united states at 8:00 p.m. on that night, august 31st, it was after midnight in baghdad. it was already september 1st in baghdad. and so what is recorded as the end of the u.s. combat mission in iraq gets listed in the history books as september 2010. it was not the end of everything in iraq for the united states when we went through that transition, but it was really when what started in 2003 finally started to end. the page was turned. >> operation iraqi freedom is over, and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> when president obama spoke that night, there were still 50,000 u.s. troops in iraq, and 50,000 americans stayed in iraq after that night for another 14 months until everyone finally left the following december, december 2011. but when the mission changed from a combat mission to the train, advise, assist mission, then it wasn't operation iraqi freedom anymore. it wasn't that same war. it was the way that war came to an end, and that's why it was worth i
these drone strikes as having been reported. they never full on admit that the united states is carrying them out. but it is the united states carrying them out. the fact that we know these things are happening and that our government nevertheless considers them to be deniable is frankly one of the more orwellian things about being an american citizen in the 21st center pi. the closest thing we have to a face for the drone policy or the drone non-policy is this man. he is the face of this policy that we have of killing people outside of war zones using this particular tool. and he is the face of the policy both because he is the man who is reported to bring specific names and specific details of specific targets to the president for the president's personal approval. so to the extent that there is a kill list, this guy is reportedly the keeper of the list. but the other reason that he is the face of the policy is that he is the member of the administration who came forward to give a speech about it. this past spring it was john brennan who gave the first ever u.s. policy address, admitting to
and it's neighbors who are vital partners to the united states. he is very blunt about that issue as he was about the iraq war. and i frankly think it's smart foreign policy. but i do think that that's where he is going to get the bulk of his opposition. >> steve, you are a guy who speaks bluntly as well. do you feel like that, the source of the criticism against him on issues of the middle east and israel, do you feel like that he has sort of refused to be politically correct in his language in the sort of gesture politics that you're supposed to make on that issue, or do you think that it is about his substantive policy beliefs and what he might be like as defense secretary? >> chuck hagel more than any other senator i have known is not someone to jump on media bandwagons. i had a talk tonight with the former chief of naval operations in israel who became the head of the friends in israel of the uso. chuck hagel used to be head of the uso. and he had a long relationship with hagel over the years. and he approached hagel and said i hear that you're not signing on to a press statement t
th state in the united states is of course hawaii. 49th state admitted the year before, alaska. so those were 49 and 50. those are the last two states admitted to the union in 1958 and 1959. what was the last state admitted before then? before alaska and hawaii, the last state admitted in the contiguous united states, the last state admitted on the big part of the map? that was arizona. arizona was the 48th state. it was not admitted to the union until 1912. it just has not been a state for very long, which is maybe why it sometimes feels like arizona is still working out the kinks. but it also means that all of the oldest things about the state as a state just aren't very old at all. the first governor of the state of arizona was in office starting in 1912. only 100 years ago, right? and if you are a schoolchild in arizona, and you are treated to a school field trip to the arizona capitol museum, one of the things you'll be treated to on that field trip is the sight of the state's first governor. george w.p. hunt, as a life-sized wax figurine, right down to the life-sized white sh
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